• February 24, 2020 at 2:09 am #33054

    Hey guys,

    does anybody know how to recreate that main synth starting at 0:28.

    Would be happy for any advice!

    February 26, 2020 at 9:47 am #33093
    joehanleyJoe Hanley

    It sounds like a classic acid-style bass. Google “Roland TB-303” to hear many examples. Of course, you don’t need a 303 to make it. Many synths have a 303 filter emulation, usually labeled “Acid” or something like that. Try this:

    Voices: mono

    Oscillator: Saw wave

    Filter: If you don’t have an “Acid” filter, any Low Pass Filter with an 18dB slope will get close enough. Turn the Cutoff down to get a round sound, and crank the Resonance. Then modulate the Cutoff with…

    Filter Envelope: Set Sustain to zero, set a fast Decay/Release. Try 400ish milliseconds. Then, you’ll have to really experiment with the Filter Envelope Amount, Filter Cutoff and Resonance. And it sounds like the patch from the video is also randomly changing some of those settings as it plays. So really tweak until you find something you like.

    Amp Envelope: similar to the Filter Envelope. We want short notes here.

    Reverb: Medium size, heavily dampened, very wide, and very wet (try 50/50).

    If they’re using a 303, then the bassline is being played by its built-in sequencer, but you can use any sequencer. Or play the notes into your DAW, or click them into its MIDI grid and then quantize.

    February 28, 2020 at 11:18 am #33132

    Thanks a lot! That helped me quite a bit

    March 14, 2020 at 3:39 am #33314

    Thanks for this post, this tune is my favorite Detroit jam ever.

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